Our pal Russ Roca, aka the Eco-Friendly Bicycling Photographer, dropped us a note about his bid to win an all-expenses-paid photo assignment that would take him across North and South America on his bicycle. Here’s a portion of his application text:
I would like to ride a bicycle through North and South America on an ambitious portrait project, photographing the work of community leaders and activists who are striving for a more sustainable planet.
I am a freelance photojournalist in Long Beach, CA and I travel to all my assignments and shoots with a specially made cargo bicycle, able to carry up to 400lbs of equipment.
I have done this day in and day out for the last three years. In this time, I’ve come to realize that the environment will be the crises of our times. We’ve become trapped in a circle of consumption that fills our air with smoke and our lands with trash.
There is hope however. There are people around us that are working for a more sustainable way of life in large and small ways.
In the spirit of the work, I want to ride my bicycle across the country and document the work of these people in multi-media portraits combining stills and recorded audio.
Russ is a fine, fine photographer as well as being a knowledgeable and committed transportational bicyclist. He needs your vote to win the assignment. If you have a minute, drop on over to the Dream Assignment website and place a vote for Russ.